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Effect of Exam Wrappers on Student Achievement in Multiple, Large STEM Courses

Metacognition, the ability to think about and regulate one’s thinking, is an important factor in effective student learning. One intervention to p...

By Linda C. Hodges, Lisa C. Beall, Eric C. Anderson, Tara S. Carpenter, Lili Cui, Elizabeth Feeser, Tiffany Gierasch, Kalman M. Nanes, H. Mark Perks, and Cynthia Wagner

Postsecondary STEM Teaching Strategies

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Less Text, More Learning

English language learners are increasingly entering classrooms using student-centered instruction that places a greater emphasis on spoken language....

By Benjamin Wiggins, Hannah Jordt, and Kerri Wingert

Postsecondary Preservice Science Education Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies

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Learning Science With Mobile Technologies

The use of technology is increasing rapidly in our society, and classroom teachers must recognize the impact and importance of technology in the liv...

By Deepika Menon, Zarah Salas, Allison Mellendick, Meera Chandrasekhar, and Dorina Kosztin

Postsecondary Preservice Science Education Teacher Preparation

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A Journey to Acceptance

The main objective of this study was to characterize the acceptance of evolution among biology majors. Semi-structured interviews were carried out t...

By Chad Talbot, Zeegan George, and T. Heath Ogden

Postsecondary Biology Teacher Preparation

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Teaching Sciences With Impact Using the Lectorial Approach: Stimulating Active Learning

This article reports on students’ experiences of the lectorial approach that was implemented for health science students studying sciences at a So...

By Jyothi Thalluri and Joy Penman

Postsecondary Learning Progression Teaching Strategies

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Factors Associated With Students Graduating With STEM Degrees at a Military Academy: Improving Success by Identifying Early Obstacles

The United States is not graduating enough science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors for the increasing number of available em...

By Jessica H. Dwyer, Wilson J. González-Espada, Kimberly de la Harpe, and David C. Meier

STEM Teaching Strategies

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A Research-Based Checklist for Development and Critique of STEM Instructional Videos

The technical barriers to video production are decreasing and the popularity of video as an instructional medium in science is increasing. Although ...

By Sherry Seethaler, Adam J. Burgasser, Thomas J. Bussey, John Eggers, Stanley M. Lo, Jeffrey M. Rabin, Laura Stevens, and Haim Weizman

Postsecondary Instructional Materials Teaching Strategies Technology

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Designing to Disrupt Traditional Conceptions of Scientific Competence

Pervasive narratives about who and what counts as competent in science disproportionately impact students historically underrepresented in science, ...

By Sabriya N. Rosemond, Erin S. Palmer, Kelly C. Y. Wong, Vishnu Murthy, and Angelica M. Stacy

Postsecondary Chemistry Equity Teaching Strategies

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Identifying Differences in Learning Strategies by Demographics and Course Grade in a Community College Context

Metacognition and self-regulated learning are skills that contribute to student success, but few studies have examined these topics within a communi...

By Matthew R. Fisher, Deborah Cole, Youngha Oh, and Sheela Vemu

Postsecondary Equity Learning Progression

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Comparing Academically Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Groups in an Active Learning Physics Class

Many methods have been developed for managing groups in active learning classes, but little research has been done on the effect of group structure ...

By Michael Briggs

Postsecondary Physics

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Concept Maps for Structuring Instruction and as a Potential Assessment Tool in a Large Introductory Science Course

Concept maps make connections between ideas apparent, and thus would seem ideally suited to demonstrate learning. Yet, they are not widely used by i...

By Carl-Georg Bank and Heidi Daxberger

Postsecondary Assessment Preservice Science Education Teacher Preparation

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Measuring Computational Thinking Teaching Efficacy Beliefs of Preservice Elementary Teachers

With the release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), assessing K–12 science teachers’ self-efficacy in Computational Thinking (CT) ...

By Erdogan Kaya, Anna Newley, Ezgi Yesilyurt, and Hasan Deniz

Postsecondary Assessment Curriculum

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Negative Student Response to Active Learning in STEM Classrooms:

Recent research has supported the use of student-centered teaching practices, such as active learning, because of its effectiveness in improving stu...

By Prateek Shekhar, Maura Borrego, Matt DeMonbrun, Cynthia Finelli, Caroline Crockett, and Kevin Nguyen

Postsecondary Teacher Preparation

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Student Perceptions of Open Educational Resources Video-Based Active Learning in University-Level Biology Classes:

We quantified student perceptions of an active learning exercise, based on open-educational video resources, in both a first-year seminar class (Nat...

By Gary D. Grossman and Troy N. Simon

Postsecondary Biology Instructional Materials Teacher Preparation

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Qualitative Analysis of Ray Optics in a College Physics Laboratory: A 5E Lesson

This paper describes an alternative approach to teaching and learning practices in an undergraduate physics laboratory. The instructor plans and imp...

By Ozden Sengul

Postsecondary 5E Labs Physics

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